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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Anderson's Mountain lizard
G: Andersons Bergwaldagame
Chinese: 长肢攀蜥 
SynonymJapalura andersoniana ANNANDALE 1905: 85
Japalura andersoniana — SMITH 1935: 173
Japalura andersoniana — WERMUTH 1967: 65
Japalura andersoniana — DAS 1996: 44
Japalura andersoniana — MANTHEY et al. 2012
Japalura andersoniana — WANG et al. 2018 
DistributionE India (between Bhutan and Assam, Dafla Hills, Abor County; Arunachal Pradesh), elevation 4000 feet, Bhutan
China (Xizang)

Type locality: Duffla [= Dafla], Assam/Bhutan border (fide WERMUTH 1967).  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 4104 (maybe lectotype as also given as syntype), male; Paratype: BMNH 1946.8.13.95; ZSI 15755 (from ‘Nainital, 6,600 ft.’) is also listed as a type. 
CommentThis is a highly variable species. See Anole Annals and Bhosale et al. 2013 for details. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. John Anderson (1833-1900), Professor of Natural History at Free Church College, Edinburgh, and Curator of the Indian Museum, Calcutta (1865). 
  • ANANJEVA, Natalia B.; Xianguang GUO and Yuezhao WANG 2011. Taxonomic Diversity of Agamid Lizards (Reptilia, Sauria, Acrodonta, Agamidae) from China: A Comparative Analysis. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (3): 117-128 - get paper here
  • Annandale, Nelson 1905. Contributions to Oriental Herpetology. Suppl. II. Notes on the Oriental lizards in the Indian Museum, with a list of the species recorded from British India and Ceylon. J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal (2) 1: 81-93 - get paper here
  • Athreya, R. 2006. Eaglenest Biodiversity Project (2003 – 2006): Conservation resources for Eaglenest wildlife sanctuary. Kaati Trust, Pune, 196 pp. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bhosale, H., A. DAS & U. MANTHEY 2013. Neue Fundorte und Farbvariationen von Japalura andersoniana ANNANDALE, 1905 (Sauria: Agamidae: Draconinae). Sauria 35 (3): 55-60 - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil & Abhijit Das 2017. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 176 pp.
  • DENZER, WOLFGANG; ULRICH MANTHEY, PATRICK D CAMPBELL 2019. Catalogue of type specimens of the agamid lizard genus Japalura s. l. (Squamata: Agamidae: Draconinae). Zootaxa 4612 (1): 109-125 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Terralog 7b, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • MANTHEY, ULRICH; WOLFGANG DENZER, HOU MIAN & WANG XIAOHE 2012. Discovered in historical collections: Two new Japalura species (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Yulong Snow Mountains, Lijiang Prefecture, Yunnan, PR China. Zootaxa 3200: 27–48
  • Mishra, Anurag. 2014. Ergänzende Beobachtungen an Japalura andersoniana Annandale, 1905 (Sauria: Agamidae: Draconinae) aus Arunachal Pradesh, Indien. Additional observations on Japalura andersoniana Annandale, 1905 (Sauria: Agamidae: Draconinae) from Arunachal Pradeash, I Sauria 36 (3): 57-61 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Waltner, R.C. 1975. Geographical and altitudinal distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the Himalayas. Cheetal (Dehra Dun, India) 16(1): 17-25; 16(2): 28-36; 16(3): 14-19; 16(4): 12-17.
  • Wang, Kai; Jing Che, Simin Lin, V Deepak, Datta-Roy Aniruddha, Ke Jiang, Jieqiong Jin, Hongman Chen, Cameron D Siler; 2018. Multilocus phylogeny and revised classification for mountain dragons of the genus Japalura s.l. (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae) from Asia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, , zly034, - get paper here
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